Two shows, two nights, one hilarious woman

suddenly_logo_with-shadow_RGB-page-001 (2)Lovable comedian Anne Marie Scheffler pushes boundaries and will leave audiences howling with laughter when she brings two of her one-woman shows “Suddenly Mommy” and “MILF Life Crisis,” to the Bancroft Village Playhouse.

Happy to cross the border after a gig at Chicago’s Second City, Scheffler promises to help us all laugh at our sometimes unfortunate reality of marriage, kids, divorce, dating and sometimes more kids while taking back control of things like being over 40 and having, well, needs.

Anne Marie Scheffler owns the stage in this format.

Born into a Polish-Catholic family of six, Anne Marie was always larger than life. In all the plays in high school, a cheerleader and school president, she got out of high school and hit her career running when she moved to Toronto. TV series, commercials, independent movies, improv and Second City later, she quickly became known for her hilarious one woman shows that still take her across Canada and the US.

“Suddenly Mommy,” playing on Thursday, July 21, gets us in the mood with the ups and the downs of parenting. Scheffler will guide the audience through every mom’s experience of good times, bad advice and trying to do it all. From hot dates to play dates – this show lets you experience the rollicking roller coaster of motherhood.

As a special treat, St. Paul’s United Church Auxiliary is preparing a meal before the 8pm performance of “Suddenly Mommy,” so theatre patrons can add a delicious dinner on the patio for $15.

The next night, on Friday, July 22, Scheffler returns with her very adult comedy, “MILF Life Crisis.”

Your perfect life has fallen apart. Now you have your beautiful children and a parenting schedule with the ex. Did you really just land back on the dating market? Do you really need to go through first dates and bad judgement all over again? Do you have to get on Tinder and Plenty of Fish? Scheffler provides all the answers and many, many laughs while taking us through the good and the bad of mid-life singledom.

MILF Life Crisis-notext (002)Bancroft Village Playhouse Manager Heather Brough says these two shows are going to be great fun for audiences.

“We’ve scheduled a diverse collection of live shows for the summer season and we think these two powerhouse performances by Anne Marie Scheffler will be the perfect way to kick back and laugh at our lives as we hit that mid-way mark through another crazy Bancroft summer,” Brough says.

And while Brough acknowledges that the content might not be everyone’s cup of tea – for those who like to laugh – it’s going to be a great way to blow off stress and enjoy some great live comedy.

Tickets for “Suddenly Mommy” and “MILF Life Crisis” are for sale online at, at Harvest Moon, Posies and at the Hospice House. The Playhouse Box Office and the bar opens an hour before shows.

“Grab your friends – the ones that you really like to laugh with – and make this a great night (or two) out,” Brough says.